Good day, and welcome to the Concise News roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Sunday, October 27th, 2019.
Lagos StateHouse of Assembly has invited former governor of the State Akinwunmi Ambode to appear before it on Wednesday. In an invite published in the newspapers, the immediate past Governor was asked to appear before the Committee of the House by 1pm to say all he knows about some financial transactions that took place under his administration.
President Muhammadu Buhari fully accomplished his mission in Sochi during the Russia-Africa Economic Summit, according to his media aide Garba Shehu. Shehu noted Buhari’s achievements in a Special Write-up, while condemning “a toxic newspaper editorial.’’
Justice Abdul Dogo of the Federal High Court in Ondo State, kidnapped on Tuesday at Ibilo, Edo state, has been rescued. Police source confirmed that Justice Dogo was rescued in the early hours of Saturday by operatives of the Inspector General of Police intelligence response team.
Governor Nyesom Wike has said that he was confident about the confirmation of his re-election by the Supreme Court. The apex court had on Friday upheld the two appeals filed by Wike challenging an earlier ruling by the Court of Appeal.
Six students of Engraver’s College, a private secondary school in Kaduna state who were kidnapped along with their teacher on October 3, have regained their freedom. The victims were kidnapped in Kakau Daji Village in Chikun Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State.
The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore has apologised to the governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, for the attacks and killings in the state caused by herdsmen. The association’s national secretary, Saleh Alhassan, tendered the apology on Saturday at a peace meeting in Makurdi and pledged to ensure peaceful coexistence between farmers and herdsmen in the state.
One of President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughters, Zahra, has revealed that she cannot speak fluently in Hausa – the language mostly spoken in northern Nigeria. Zahra, who made this known on Friday at a BBC Hausa event, attributed her inability to speak good Hausa to attending schools with “children of white people.”
Four members of a daring syndicate of internet ‘fraudsters’ have been arrested after they defrauded a 60-year-old American lady using a cloned document of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as well as the forged signature of its acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu. It was gathered that the fifth scammer worked independently, trying to use Magu’s name to wheedle money out of directors of the Niger Delta Development Commission. He was nabbed in Port Harcourt, while members of the four-man gang were arrested in Delta state.
No fewer than 40 villages have been sacked by flood in Adamawa, the Executive Secretary, Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA), Muhammad Sulaiman, has confirmed. Sulaiman confirmed this on Saturday in Yola, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports
The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria rallied to a dramatic comeback to beat Hungary 4-2 in their first Group B fixture at the 2019 Fifa U17 World Cup in Brazil. Captain Samson Tijani’s brace and lone efforts from Usman Ibrahim and Oluwatimilehin Adeniyi secured maximum points for the African country at Estadio Olimpico in Goiania on Saturday.